Welcome to SWASFT

Patient and Public Engagement

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Welcome to the Patient and Public Engagement page. Each year the team attends more than 300 public events, exhibitions and focus groups promoting SWASFT and working with patients and members to help improve our services and relationships across the South West. We aim to work across our whole patch to engage with as many patients and members as possible.

The role of the Patient Engagement team is to gather feedback from the public and feed it back to the Trust, to ensure the public and patients are able to make positive changes to the service we provide. This year we have focused on our quality priorities of older patient care and patient experience service, as well as smaller project on safeguarding and mental health.

These events can also provide an opportunity to offer health information and advice, tours around local ambulances and vehicles, where you can also meet your local ambulance crew. We can also offer blood pressure checks preventing strokes and the importance of Knowing Your Blood Pressure.

For more information about future events we are planning to attend please see our public event calendar.

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South Western Ambulance Charity

The South Western Ambulance Charity, founded in 1995, uses gifted monies to benefit those in our communities who use our service and to improve the welfare of the staff and volunteers of the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. 

Our charitable support covers Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire including Bristol and Swindon.

If you would like to show your appreciation for the care that you or your loved one has received from us in the form of a charitable donation please visit our online giving website: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charities/SWASC.